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Shimano SP8000SW Spheros SW offshore Spinning Reel
TD Code
PowerPro Line
(# Test/yd)
Max DragSA-RB Ball BearingsRoller BearingsGear RatioWeightPrice
27414.8:124.7oz$219.99 USD
The Shimano Spheros SW Spinning Reels offer more to the angler with the new Shimano SW concept features.

  • X-Ship: X-Ship provides improved gear durability. By supporting the pinion gear on both ends with bearings, the pinion gear maintains precise alignment with the drive gear. This means the gears will stay in the same position under the heaviest loads. The added benefit is that friction between the spool shaft and gear is eliminated, enhancing the casting performance with lighter lures, and allowing for longer casts.
  • X-Shield: By providing dependable sealing structures and gaskets at necessary points throughout the reel, X-SHIELD is able to block water intrusion. This protection provides high reliability and durability when SPHEROS SW is used in extreme fishing conditions.
  • Shimano CF Gear: To deliver the toughness and performance level required by saltwater anglers, Shimano utilizes their cold forging technology to deliver a gear with incredible structural strength that provides the best protection against abrasion and damage.
5 Questions & 5 Answers
from Hawaii asked:
November 19, 2016
Looking for the right reel to pair up with an 11' H Shimano Tiralejo rod. Can't decide if a shimano spheros 8000 sw would be better than a shimano saragosa 8000 sw. Applications will be dunking and plugging top water lures. Any suggestion in which reel would be better for those two applications?.
The Shimano Saragosa 8000 would be a better fit for those two applications.
on November 23, 2016

Raiyan Farook
from Boynton Beach, Florida asked:
August 12, 2016
which reel am i better off getting, the spheros 8000 of the penn spinfisher 6500?
The Shimano Spheros is more durable for your saltwater fishing experience.
on August 13, 2016

from Old Saybrook, CT asked:
January 5, 2015
No, I'm referring to the Shimano Spheros SW reels, but the PG and HG reels = are only made in Japan. Could you tell me the difference between the reels?
No. We do not have information on Japanese models. However, if the ratings are the same, the HG would be a faster retrieve.
Customer Service
on January 6, 2015

from Old Saybroo, Connecticut asked:
January 2, 2015
I've researched the Shimano SW reels and they come in Standard retrieve, PG retrieve, and HG retrieve. Is there a noticeable difference in speed when I crank the handle when retreiving? Would it take longer to reel in a fish with a PG or an HG? And, would how much of a difference would a PG handle pulling in a fish over an HG?
First, I believe you are asking about the Stella and not the Spheros, right? Yes there is a noticeable difference in the retrieve rate of the reel. How much difference depends a lot on the size of the reel.
Customer Service
on January 5, 2015

from RI asked:
September 18, 2014
if I'm targeting Yellowfin tuna up to 100lbs what braided line and topshot would i use, was thinking 50 braid and 80 mono/flouro? I've already purchased the sw8000 and the Shimano Terez heavy action Rod
Hello Tim, It all depends on the technique you will be using to try and catch the tuna. What exact technique will you be using?
Customer Service
on September 19, 2014

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